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Old 03-01-2016, 06:47 AM   #29
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was surprised to learn that overnight rest stops are not allowed (albeit frequently violated) in almost all states between Wisconsin and Florida.....Thanks again everyone for the invaluable insight.....
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Legal Overnight Rest Stops

In response to the last submission, it confirms my point about violation of the "actual" rules in place....Between Wisconsin and Florida no states actually permit "overnight" stops...Most limit stays to 6 hours as an example.....I think enforcement is tepid and so it works for some (and perhaps most) Any pragmatic law enforcement officer or site attendant would rather you slept while parked than dropping off at 75 MPH.....hence the value of rest stops and their "actual" purpose. What I was supprised at was many states "official" position rather than what a actually occurs.....Thanks for you insight one and all....
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In response to the last submission, it confirms my point about violation of the "actual" rules in place....Between Wisconsin and Florida no states actually permit "overnight" stops...Most limit stays to 6 hours as an example.....I think enforcement is tepid and so it works for some (and perhaps most) Any pragmatic law enforcement officer or site attendant would rather you slept while parked than dropping off at 75 MPH.....hence the value of rest stops and their "actual" purpose. What I was supprised at was many states "official" position rather than what a actually occurs.....Thanks for you insight one and all....
I think in many cases the "official" position was put in place due to abuse or the thought of abuse occuing. Just like Walmart "camping" there are always a few that will ruin it for everyone else.

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Try Casinos, some have electrical, some have full hookups, some just RV parking spots, but most stay open 24 hrs and have security
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The wife and I were traveling to San Antonio from Florida when we overnighted in Butte La Rose, LA at the rest stop on I-10. The couple next to us had a class C with a small quiet generator. We were right next to them and the generator was quiet enough to where we couldn't hear it over the hum of our Fantastic Fan. When we got back to Florida I found a generator that was a take-off from a new unit and bought it for a song. So now when we are traveling and need to pull over for the night, be it a Walmart lot or a rest area, we can cook dinner in the microwave, watch a little TV, and if it is hot, sleep with the A/C on. We don't worry about hookups.
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I've heard that state & county fair grounds often have what you are looking for, but wouldn't know how to find & book.
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Fair grounds are easy. Just google the county name and fairgrounds. Or same and 4H fairgrounds. We actually like them alot
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if you use an inverter you can park at the pilots or flyin j or most any truckstop. that being said dont park where the big rigs park the front lots for cars is the place for you. some of them even have rv parking in front.
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County fairgrounds is excellent. How about a friend or relatives house?
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Depends on location, zoning laws etc. We have relatives in NH with a 30 amp outlet where they used to park an RV. Worked out great.
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In response to the last submission, it confirms my point about violation of the "actual" rules in place....Between Wisconsin and Florida no states actually permit "overnight" stops...Most limit stays to 6 hours as an example.....I think enforcement is tepid and so it works for some (and perhaps most) Any pragmatic law enforcement officer or site attendant would rather you slept while parked than dropping off at 75 MPH.....hence the value of rest stops and their "actual" purpose. What I was supprised at was many states "official" position rather than what a actually occurs.....Thanks for you insight one and all....
Many Ohio Turnpike rest areas allow overnight RV stops.
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The Walmart/Cracker Barrel/Truck stop angle is not what we seek....Just a parking opportunity with power and security that can be booked ahead and paid for.......

Uh Yeah, I agree with everyone else. It's called a campground.

.?? What am I missing here ??
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